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Back to office + webinars + job offer + news COVID-19 (May 28)

Back to office + webinars + job offer + news COVID-19 (May 28)
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From Monday 1 June we will open our office again based on a rotating system – only 1 staff will be present. Opening hours will be 10:00-16:00, but of course we stay reachable earlier and later through email.


While we slowly start thinking of physical events, we continue with webinars for now.

Tomorrow 11:30-12:30 we have our webinar with Deloitte Japan – you can still sign up till 18:00 tonight.

Also tomorrow 15:00-16:00 the European Business Council (EBC) is hosting a webinar on the various financial supports offered by the Japanese Government to counter the effect of COVID-19. The presentation in Japanese will be given by METI, more details here.

In our 9 June webinar we will learn more about the do’s and don’ts of virtual meetings; on 11 June we will focus on the amendments in Japanese Labor Law; and on 22 June we will hear from PwC Japan on different tax issues. The detailed announcements will go out soon, so keep an eye on your mailbox and our website.


Today we also want to inform you of a job opportunity.
Belgian frozen fruit and vegetable company CROP’S NV is looking for a Commercial Country Manager Japan (based in Tokyo). You can read more details on the job content and the required profile in the attachment and on the Crop’s website. To apply, please use the online application form on the Crop’s website.


Finally, here are some news headlines after the state-of-emergency has been lifted all over Japan:

-PM Abe Cabinet approves another ¥117 trillion relief package to fend off COVID-19 fallout (The Japan Times, May 27)


-Post-emergency telework push continues for many Japan firms (The Japan Times, May 27)


-Department stores, restaurants reopening in Japan as state of emergency ends (The Mainichi, May 27)


-Tokyo to reopen gyms in next phase of post-emergency road map (Kyodo News, May 26)


-Coronavirus to cut foreign visitors’ spending in Japan by $22 bil. (Kyodo News, May 27)


-Japan aims to revive virus-hit tourism industry by footing bill (Kyodo News, May 26)


Take good care!


The BLCCJ office